Festive Treats: Dark Chocolate and Pomegranate Mousse

Festive Treats

Creating decadent yet healthier festive treats to delight guests is always a joy during the holidays. This luscious dark chocolate and pomegranate mousse fits the bill as a festively vibrant treat perfect for any occasion.

Pomegranates are a popular ingredient in many winter desserts, with their vibrant red seeds and intriguing tart-sweet flavor. They are also packed with antioxidants and nutrients.

Combined with rich, nutritious dark chocolate, this mousse makes for a guilt-free indulgence. The vivid color and unique taste of this festive treat will impress and satisfy those enjoying this festive dessert.


  • 1 cup seeded pomegranate arils
  • 1/2 cup honey
  • 1 cup dairy-free dark chocolate chips
  • 1 13.5 oz can full-fat coconut milk
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • Pomegranate seeds for garnish
  • Equipment:
  • Blender or immersion blender
  • Mixing bowl
  • Whisk
  • Airtight container


  • Place pomegranate seeds and honey in a blender. Puree until smooth.
  • Microwave coconut milk until warm but not boiling. Add chocolate chips and whisk until melted and smooth.
  • Transfer the chocolate mixture to a mixing bowl. Whisk in pomegranate puree until well combined.
  • Cover and refrigerate for at least 4 hours until set.
  • Serve garnished with fresh pomegranate seeds. Enjoy!

Nutrition Facts:

  • Serves: 6
  • Prep time: 10 min
  • Total time: 4 hours 10 min
  • Calories per serving: 200
  • Fat: 12g
  • Protein: 2g
  • Carbs: 24g

This decadent mousse hails from Middle Eastern cuisine, where sweet pomegranate and chocolate pairings are beloved and often feature in these festive treats.

Pomegranates originated in the Caucasus region and were cultivated in ancient Persia. They provide soluble fiber, vitamin C, and potassium.

Dark chocolate contains beneficial antioxidants and stimulates serotonin and endorphin release for a mood boost.

By using dairy-free and vegan ingredients like coconut milk, this recipe remains gluten-free and adapts traditional recipes for various dietary needs.

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

Q: Can I use fresh pomegranate juice instead of seeds?
A: Yes, simply substitute 1 cup of 100% pomegranate juice.

Q: How do I seed a pomegranate?
A: Score the pomegranate into sections, then break it apart under water to release the seeds.

Q: Can I make it dairy-free/vegan?
A: Yes, use dairy-free coconut or nut milk and vegan chocolate chips.

Q: Will it keep well in the fridge?
A: Yes, keep covered in the fridge for up to 5 days.

Q: What’s a good substitute for coconut milk?
A: Cashew or almond milk both work well.

Make this festive chocolate and pomegranate mousse today to start your holiday season on a sweet note. Family and friends will be impressed by your creativity in the festive treats kitchen. Tag us on social media with photos of this treat for a chance to be featured!

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